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Unified super lightweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and WBC interim lightweight world champion Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse held an international media conference call to discuss their co-featured title fight taking place September 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, topping the undercard for Mayweather vs. Canelo.
Danny Garcia: I fought big punchers before. I’ve taken big shots before. I’m gonna do what I do, be smart and get the victory…I don’t really care what people think. I know I’m the best and on September 14, the people who don’t believe will see that…I feel like I’m before my time. Im not supposed to be here right now, but I made it my time. I took it.
Lucas Matthysee: I knew fighting Lamont Peterson was gonna be tough and it ended up being easy. Danny Garcia is tough but my last fight gave me confidence. Danny Garcia is a differant kind of fighter. I’m not expecting an early KO. Whoever has more resistance will take the fight.
By Johnny B’
IBF president Daryl J. Peoples and Championships chairman Lindsey Tucker have agreed on the officials assigned by Illinois boxing director Nancy Illg for the Fonfara vs. Campillo IBF elimination bout. The referee and judges who will work this Friday’s light heavyweight eliminator between former IBO champion Andrzej Fonfara and Gabriel Campillo to be held at the U.S. Cellular Field are as follows:
The referee will be Genaro Rodriguez Puerto Rico/Illinois. The Judges will be Bill Lerch, Illinois, Scott Dexter Michigan and Harry Davis from Ontario Canada. The IBF supervisor for this bout will be Hiawatha Knight from Michigan.
Unbeaten WBA interim super bantamweight titleholder Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KOs) will challenge Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBA super bantamweight title at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena on September 28, in a bout acting as chief support to David Haye’s blockbuster clash with Tyson Fury.
Also included on the stacked September 28 undercard will be an intriguing international middleweight contest between Irish southpaw Andy Lee (30-2, 21 KOs) and Italian tough nut Domenico Spada (37-4, 19 KOs).
Weights for tonight’s DiBella Entertainment and SMS Promotions Broadway Boxing card at B.B. King Blues Club & Grille in New York City:
Boyd Melson 156 vs. Jason Thompson 153
Tor Hamer 225 vs. Kertson Manswell 280
Donte Strayhorn 139.5 vs. Justin Robbins 138
Neuky Santelises 130 vs. Michael Doyle 131
Sonya Lamonakis 216 vs. Tanzee Daniel 240
Patrick Day 154 vs. Donald Ward 150
Lennox Allen 169 vs. Michael Gbenga 170
Amos Cowart 135.5 vs. Chazz McDowell 137
Jeremy Abram 128 vs. Micah Branch 128
Photos: Tom Barnes/ Tomba Images
The official public weigh-in takes place Thursday in the rear outdoor patio of Bacardi at the Park (Adjacent to U.S. Cellular Field). Doors open at 5PM, fighters will be on the scale at 6:30PM.
An “open workout” outside U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago Monday was rained out and was more of a photo opportunity and “meet and greet” for the fans.
Two-time and current WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk, a native of Warsaw, Poland, is making his way to Chicago this week in support of his countrymen, Andrzej Fonfara and Artur Szpilka.
The last professional outdoor boxing event held in Chicago took place over 50 years ago at Comiskey Park on September 25, 1962 and was headlined by the heavyweight world championship between Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson. (more…)
Photo: Team Sauerland
Juergen Braehmer (40-2, 31 KOs) cannot await his next fight. On August 24, he will step into the ring at the Sport- und Kongresshalle Schwerin, taking on Stefano Abatangelo (17-2-1, 6 KOs) for the European Light Heavyweight Championship. It is a special occasion for Braehmer, as he has not fought in his hometown of Schwerin since April of 2012. The face-off with Abatangelo will also mark the 34-year-old German’s final test before seizing his WBO mandatory status to fight for the world title he once held. Therefore, Braehmer is fully focused on the task ahead of him. (more…)
Back in 2010, Matt Brown found himself on a three fight losing skid and with his back against a wall. The Ultimate Fighter season 7 veteran had a reputation for toughness and a penchant for exciting fights, but knew that he was uncomfortably close to losing his job in the world’s best fighting organization . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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By Przemek Garczarczyk in Moscow
When you walk just five minutes from the headquarters of boxing promoter Andrey Ryabinsky “MIC” Group of Companies in Moscow, you’ll find a martial arts store with more choices of boxing gloves and boxing equipment than in whole city of Chicago. Ryabinsky is, of course, the man who already spent more than $23 million to make the mega fight between heavyweight giants Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin possible on October 5, right here in Moscow. But for the Russian businessman this heavyweight clash will only be the beginning. Ryabinsky is also confident that not only will Russia become a mecca of world class boxing events, but because of popularity of the sport fighters from this country could dominate world rankings. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (27-2, 25 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico will finally get his shot at the world title that he has been awaiting for some time. This Saturday as he takes on WBC junior lightweight champion Japan’s Takashi Miura (25-2-2, 19 KOs) at the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Fightnews.com spoke with Yeyo on his upcoming shot at the title as he talked about his opponent and his preparations. Thompson wrapped up training camp last week had been working with Abner Mares and his camp as both prepare for separate bouts. (more…)
Kovalev: I’ve trained to go three rounds, but no one can guarantee that this fight will go past three
At Tuesday’s media workout in Newport, light heavyweight challenger Sergey Kovalev had some fierce words for the WBO champion Nathan Cleverly, who he faces on Saturday night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. The undefeated Kovalev, who has destroyed 19 of his 21 opponents with 18 coming inside the first three rounds, is predicting a similar outcome for Cleverly. “Cleverly is my toughest test, he’s a good, fast fighter who throws a lot of punches, but I think it will be a similar outcome on Saturday night,” said Kovalev, who also took a snipe at Cleverly and his father/trainer Vince, saying the pair “talked a little too much.”
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world champion Anthony Mundine has announced on Facebook that his fight with future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley is a go. The bout is expected to take place in October at a venue in Sydney, Australia.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel
WBC heavyweight world champion Vitali Klitschko was in Mexico City to meet with WBC President Jose Sulaiman about his mandatory fight. the 42-year-old Klitschko says he hurt his right hand in training and therefore won’t be able to fight Bermaine Stiverne on the date scheduled for his mandatory. Klitschko is hoping that physiotherapy will render surgery unnecessary. The WBC will give Vitali the opportunity to make a full recovery so he can return to the ring in March or April of 2014. Klitschko, who is active politically in his native Ukraine, also stated that he plans to seek the nomination for President of that country in 2015.
By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas
‘Mile High’ Mike Alvarado welcomed Ruslan Provodnikov to Denver properly with a gift, an authentic Peyton Manning jersey. Provodnikov was thankful but was quick to add “You don’t know but the only number I like is #1″ in reference to the #18 on the Manning Jersey.
Fred Sternburg opened the press conference by thanking everyone for coming and thanking everyone involved. He then turned the floor over to Top Rank president Todd duBoef. DuBoef again thanked everyone before making a joke about Sternburg’s flight. Usually Sternburg has to travel to the press conferences but this one was right here in his hometown. He also joked about the fight negotiation saying that he and Alvarado were arm wrestling at one point. “I don’t know where it came from but he was challenging me and he obviously got more money out of me.” (more…)
The David Tua-Alexander Ustinov fight has been postponed until Saturday, Nov. 16. A torn calf muscle injury sustained by Tua is the reason. Originally, August 31 was the target date.
Local coverage from Denver on Tuesday’s presser between hometown champ Mike Alvarado and challenger Ruslan Provodnikov. More
Retro piece by OnMilwaukee.com on ’40s fighter Charley Parham. More
Daniel Geale is hungry to take down Darren Barker in his IBF middleweight title defense. More
Junior also indicates that the bout will move from Staples Center to the newly renamed StubHub Center, formerly known as the Home Depot Center.
September 28 at the Home Depot center Chávez jr vs brian vera
— Julio Cesar Chavez (@jcchavezjr1) August 14, 2013
With Julio Cesar Chavez-Bryan Vera moving off the September 7 HBO date due to Chavez’ training injury, Golden Boy Promotions has announce that their Showtime doubleheader at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California will now take the September 7 date. The event was originally slated for Friday, September 6.
The telecast features a 12-round clash of heavyweight contenders between Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s) and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (34-3, 30 KO’s) and a 10-round featherweight meeting between Mexican superstar Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KO’s) and California prospect Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9 KO’s). The SHOWTIME telecast and event start time remain the same. All tickets bought for Sept. 6 will be honored on Sept. 7.
Photo: Team Stiverne
The latest ruling by the World Boxing Council (WBC), allowing its heavyweight champion, Vitali “Dr. Ironfist” Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), to avoid fighting #1 mandatory challenger Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (23-1, 20 KOs), has drawn anger from an increasingly frustrated Team Stiverne.
Stiverne has already won not one, but two WBC title eliminators, the latest against Chris Arreola (35-3, 30 KOs) on HBO this past April 27, and three different mandated purse bids have been postponed. Now, the WBC has announced that the 42-year-old Klitschko has suffered an injury to his right hand and he won’t return to the ring until 2014. Plus, the WBC will not make a decision regarding his title situation until the first-quarter of 2014, leaving Stiverne waiting even longer for his much deserved world title shot. (more…)
Photos: Dave Cameron
Heavyweight David Tua’s clash with Alexander Ustinov has been postponed until Saturday November 16. It was thought that the fight originally slated for Claudelands Arena on August 31 would be put back to late September after the Tuamanator picked up a minor grade 1 calf muscle injury last week. However the challenge of venue availability and not clashing with other significant sports events saw a slightly longer than expected hiatus for both fight camps.”This is the fight game and every now and again fighters get injured and plans change,” says promoter David Higgins of Duco Events. “It’s business as usual. Delays are commonplace in boxing.” (more…)
The WBC made a long series of tweets regarding their position on the Vitali Klitschko situation:
They then tweeted a statement of Vitali Klitschko:
Finally another WBC comment on Vitali:
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
After some entertaining pre-fight trash tweets, both “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov were polite and respectful at today’s news conference in Denver to announce their October 19 WBO jr welterweight title clash at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Ruslan Provodnikov: I can confidently say that we’re both going to create a war and I’m pretty sure one of us is going to remain laying in the ring after the fight.
Mike Alvarado: It’s going to be a great show. It’s going to be a dream come true fighting in my hometown. (Alvarado also presented Provodnickov with a Denver Broncos jersey.)
This match will be the area’s first world championship fight featuring a local fighter since September 15, 2000 when former World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight champion Stevie Johnston unsuccessfully challenged defending WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo, via majority draw, at Pepsi Center. Alvarado vs. Provodnikov will be televised live on HBO. photos
Vitali @Klitschko is injured of his right fist and he might return to fight early next year
— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) August 13, 2013
@WBCBoxing how can this be tolerant?
— I AM BWARE (@BSTIVERNE) August 13, 2013
@WBCBoxing Many fights were stripped by the WBC because of inactivity or injuries. What makes the so called heavyweight champ different?
— I AM BWARE (@BSTIVERNE) August 13, 2013
WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday’s light heavyweight world title fight between the champion Nathan Cleverly and the #2 ranked Sergey Kovalev to be held at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. The referee will be Terry O’Connor, from United Kingdom. Judges will be Alfredo Polanco from Mexico, Jose Ignacio Martinez from Spain and Zoltan Enyedi from Hungary. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be John Duggan.
By Matt Thompson
Photo: Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com
On Wednesday, August 14, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions return to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill for the latest edition of New York City’s Broadway Boxing series. Headlining the card is a heavyweight match up between popular New Yorker Tor Hamer (20-2, 13 KOs) and tough veteran Kertson Manswell (23-7, 17 KOs) of Trinidad and Tobago. Wednesday night marks only the second time Hamer will step into the ring since his tough loss to Vyacheslav Glazkov last December in a bout in which he retired after round four when he was unable to answer the bell.
Hamer recently sat down with Fightnews.com to lend some insight into his camp as he prepares to fight Manswell tomorrow night. The interview covered a wide range of topics to include life after boxing and what Hamer must do to get back into the top American heavyweight prospect conversation. (more…)
On Saturday, September 21, the wait is over, as “The Hebrew Hammer,” former IBC heavyweight champion Tim Puller, makes his return to the ring after nearly 13 years to face Yohan Banks on the latest hard-hitting edition of Roy Englebrecht Promotions’ Fight Club series at Little-Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. The six round heavyweight bout will mark the 44-year-old Puller’s first fight since his October 2000 match with Marvin Hunt.
Also on tap is a Washington State Middleweight Championship bout between undefeated Tacoma prospect Mike Gavronski (12-0-1, 9 KOs) and Seattle’s Eddie Hunter (8-8-2, 2 KOs), and a clash of heavyweight unbeatens featuring Federal Way’s “Vicious” Vince Thompson (13-0, 2 KOs) against Los Angeles’ Charles Martin (9-0-1, 8 KOs). (more…)
Denver’s very own homegrown world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado will make the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title a “home game,” when he battles #1 contender Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia, Saturday, October 19, at 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield, Colo. This marks the area’s first world championship fight featuring a local fighter since September 15, 2000 when former World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight champion Stevie Johnston unsuccessfully challenged defending WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo, via majority draw, at Pepsi Center. Alvarado vs. Provodnikov will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. This will be the first time HBO has televised a live fight from Colorado.
Tickets to the Alvarado vs. Provodnikov world title fight event will go on sale This Friday! August 16 at 10:00 a.m. MT. Priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable fees and taxes, tickets can be purchased online at TicketHorse.com, order by phone at 866-461-6556 and at Tickethorse kiosks located at all Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods Stores (for credit card purchases only)
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